Scary Paranormal Stories & Short Horror Microfiction

Creepypasta

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A young girl walking home from school found a small pile of Polaroid photos lying in the gutter. There were twenty in all, neatly wrapped in a rubber band. She picked them up, and as she walked she started to browse. The first photo was that of a ghostly white man on a black background, standing just far enough away from the camera that she couldn’t make out his features. The girl slid the photo to the back of the stack and looked at the next one. The photo was of the same man now standing a bit closer. The girl flipped through the next several photos quickly. With each one the man in the picture came a bit closer and his features were a bit clearer. Turning the last corner to her house, the girl noticed that the man in the photos seems to be looking at her even when she moved the stack from side to side. It frightened her, but she kept flipping them over, one by one. By the nineteenth picture, the man was so close his face completely filled the frame. His expression was the most horrifying the girl had ever seen. Walking up the driveway, she turned to the last photo. This time, instead of an image, there were two words: “Close enough.” Hearing a scream, the girl’s brother rushed to the door and opened it. All he saw was a pile of photographs lying on the doorstep. The top one looked like an extremely pale version of his sister, but she was standing too far back for him to be sure.


Credited to Peter L.

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The Photograph Pile, 8.6 out of 10 based on 239 ratings
  • Cyarm

    Wow… that was pretty good. I was kinda spooked :P

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    • Anonymous

      really spooky

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  • Cyarm

    Oh… and WHO WAS MAN IN PHOTO?

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  • use a different name next time =)

    Pretty good.

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  • Z

    Pretty good! I liked it. The wrap had just the right amount of vagueness, but also the right amount of knowing what’s coming.

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  • Not so anonymous

    I liked that.

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  • FCF

    so what happens to the guy when he gets the girl? is he free? dont look like it. what does he get from it?

    evil pictures…evil pictures…

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  • Toad

    The story is really good. But that girl is really, really, really fucking stupid.

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  • Scarymous

    WHO WAS CLOSE ENOUGH?

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    • HEY HEY HEY IT’S SLENDY!

      The Man

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  • DoodleBunny

    Predictable. Reminds me of that story about the statue moving closer and closer.

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    • Anonymous

      You mean the shining?

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  • Xatin

    Wow. That was pretty good, but I agree with DoodleBunny, it did kind of sound like the Statue story.

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  • Bacon

    God, she deserves it… it took her like fifteen minutes to look at twenty pictures.

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  • TMM

    This one was good.

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  • http://www.meganphntmgrl.livejournal.com Megan

    Now THAT’S tasty pasta!

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  • Dr.Creepy

    Nice the idea of haunted photo frames is good indeed.I enjoyed this pasta and I would like to hear more from this author.

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  • egads

    Ooooh. It wasn’t particularly scary, but I definitely felt a shiver.

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  • Blackfox

    I think the story would be better without the last sentence.

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  • Blackfox

    oooo i like this one i will never pick up a pile of pictures i find on the ground again!

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  • Me

    oops that last coment wasnt blackfox it was me

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  • Me

    BURN THE PICTURES!

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  • Candlejack

    Photoman, didn’t I tell you to stop this?
    YOU’RE STEALING MY CUSTOMERS DAMNIT!

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  • http://misterwelldone.wordpress.com Mr. Welldone

    Hello.

    A fine little tale.

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  • DJLoONa

    oooooooh
    i rather liked that
    also, why do people insist on picking up things that don’t belong to them? D=

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  • DJLoONa

    also @ cyarm
    the man in the photo was most likely the person that died before the girl.

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  • BonerFruit

    BUT WHO WAS BROTHER?
    And I liked this one

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  • Dire Moose

    Huh. Not bad.

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